Our Expertise, Your Vision: 

Professional, Talented, Friendly Tattoo Artists

Paper Crane Studio offers custom tattoo work by some of the most talented tattoo artists working today. Our artists are hand-selected for their expertise and professionalism, with eclectic stylistic specialties and unique aesthetics. Whatever your vision, we have a team member to bring it to vivid life.

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Mikey Vigilante

Founding Artist & Owner

Mikey Vigilante is the founder, owner, and senior artist of Paper Crane Studio. He draws on nearly twenty years of industry experience while tattooing new clients and mentoring our hand-selected team of artists. Whether he’s working on an Irezumi back piece or teaching artists how to make needles, his deep love for tattooing is the cornerstone of Paper Crane Studio.

Contact: mv@papercranetattoo.com

Owen Juarez

Traditional Irezumi to American Traditional

Owen Juarez began his tattooing career nearly two decades ago after completing a traditional apprenticeship. He is heavily influenced by Japanese art and tattooing, with a particular love for the simplicity of the Edo period. Although Owen specializes in custom Irezumi and American Traditional tattoos, he is committed to creating unique pieces that match his clients' varied stylistic preferences. He loves to create large-scale designs such as sleeves, back pieces, and body suits.

Contact: owenj@papercranetattoo.com

Joy Shannon

Music, Magic, Art: Ritual Tattoos and More

Triple Goddess Tattoos is the tattoo work by painter, printmaker, and musician Joy Shannon. Joy named her practice after the symbol she tattooed the most within her first year of tattooing: the pagan symbol for the phases of the moon and the sacred phases of the woman’s life (the maiden, mother, and crone). From intricate Celtic and Nordic knotwork to ritual tattoos, she brings deep creativity and genuine love to all of her tattoos.

Contact: joy@papercranetattoo.com

Suzanne Shifflett

Creating Art, Connecting to Others

Suzanne Shifflett's tattooing career started in 1989 in San Francisco, where she apprenticed with tattoo artist Wayne Bruce Lee. At the time, the tattoo industry was very male dominated, but Suzanne broke boundaries of every kind with her talent--and she continues to do so today. With a BA in Sculpture and MA in Painting, it's easy to see the fine-art influence in Suzanne's work. She excels at a variety of styles, including book illustrations, animals/wildlife, portraits, and photorealism. Whether in black-and-grey or full color, Suzanne does beautiful work with floral themes and mythical subjects. "Creating art has given my life meaning and purpose," says Suzanne. "I use it as a way to connect to others. Being a tattooist is a way of connecting. I believe I am a conduit for the self-expression of my clients. I take care in translating my client's visions into a tattoo that they can also be proud of." Whatever your vision, Suzanne is ready to bring it to life.

Contact: suzanne@papercranetattoo.com

Daniel Madsen

Traditional Irezumi to American Traditional

Owen Juarez began his tattooing career nearly two decades ago after completing a traditional apprenticeship. He is heavily influenced by Japanese art and tattooing, with a particular love for the simplicity of the Edo period. Although Owen specializes in custom Irezumi and American Traditional tattoos, he is committed to creating unique pieces that match his clients' varied stylistic preferences. He loves to create large-scale designs such as sleeves, back pieces, and body suits.

Don Sellers

Bold Colors and Lasting Linework

For two decades, Don Sellers has been creating quality tattoos meant to stand the test of time. He is a master of bold colors and even bolder designs, with a penchant for American Traditional and surreal art. His career has taken him all over the US and allowed him to work with some of the greats in our industry. Don enjoys tattooing full color pieces and prides himself on healed tattoos that remain vivid. He also loves working on fine linework, soft black-and-grey, and script/lettering. To get started on a consultation, reach out today.

Contact: don@papercranetattoo.com